I am not sure if I will have a portrait opportunity this month and this guy may be needed to fill the requirement. We seem to have more Red Squirrels this year than usual and as the acorns come down they have been very active. I admit to enticing him in closer with some peanuts. I shot him with my Tamron [email protected], f6.3, 1/40 sec. Normally you would not expect 1/40 sec at 250mm to end up sharp but this lens with the image stabilization has consistently surprised me. I also shot on burst mode knowing that I was more likely to get a sharp image by shooting several at a time. The 1/40 of a sec was dictated by the shade of the oak tree. I put my meter on spot so the squirrel would be exposed correctly and because of the telephoto and f6.3 the background would just go "creamy". Below is another shot I call "The Muscle Squirrel" as he struck a muscle man pose.